Tuesday, April 15, 2014

***New Product*** Dodge 218/230 Passenger Car Flathead to T5 Adapter....

After several months of development, it's finally here.  Adapt a GM T5 to your factory 218/230 Mopar passenger bellhousing.  

Due to the length of the original Mopar 3 speed input shaft, there were some challenges developing this kit.  First off, the clutch disk had to be custom assembled to offset the input hub toward the transmission.  It's built from all new common aftermarket components easily assembled by any reputable clutch shop.  Secondly, a custom pilot bearing had to be machined that not only accepted the T5's smaller pilot diameter, but also extend it out from the face of the flywheel.  Lastly, the clutch release bearing is a modified newer Dodge replacement part that has a sleeve pressed in the ID to properly align on the T5's bearing retainer.

Even though we are still finalizing the kit before it is officially available, it's going to include the following:

-Adapter plate machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum
-Custom pilot bearing
-Modified clutch release bearing
-Custom assembled 9" or 10" clutch disc built from new aftermarket parts
-All necessary hardware

This kit will require drilling the mounting holes of the the transmission out to 1/2" diameter from the factory 12.5mm.  Also, depending on the rear engine mount mounts, there might be some interference between the adapter plate and the mounts themselves.  A small amount of grinding on the mounts might be required.

We are currently working on developing a similar adapter for the Ford bolt pattern T5's

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call or email.